Criminal Law, 5th Edition / Edition 5

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Overview

Current, engaging, and succinct, CRIMINAL LAW, Fifth Edition, describes both the reasoning behind criminal law and the practical applications of that law. It couples a traditional presentation of case law with cutting-edge coverage of recent trends in law. Drawing from the combined legal and practical experience of the authors—a judge and a law professor—the text gives you firsthand insights into the American legal system, and its simple, nonlegal language makes it easier to read than other law books. Featuring relevant cases-in-point throughout the text, the authors encourage you not only to learn but also to really think about and understand the law. A new student website also offers samples of case briefings, which provide excellent examples to model your own briefings after. CRIMINAL LAW, Fifth Edition, also utilizes extensive case material, covers the historical background of criminal law, and includes the latest Supreme Court decisions. This is one of two updated "splits" of the combined CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, Sixth Edition (c. 2008), by the same authors.

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This textbook introduces law enforcement and pre-law students to the basic concepts of substantive criminal law. Separate chapters define the various crimes against property, alcohol and drug offenses, and offenses against public morality, public health, and public order. The third edition reflects developments that have taken place during the last three years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495504801
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/20/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John M. Scheb was born in Orlando, Florida, in 1926. He entered the practice of law in 1950. He served as associate municipal judge in Sarasota, Florida, from 1957 to 1959. From 1959 to 1970, he served as City Attorney for the city of Sarasota. In 1974, he was appointed to the Florida District Court of Appeal, second district, a position he held until his retirement in 1992. Judge Scheb holds the B.A. from Florida Southern College, the J.D. from the University of Florida, and the LL.M. from the University of Virginia.

John M. Scheb, II, was born in Sarasota, Florida, in 1955. He attended the University of Florida from 1974 to 1982, receiving the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in political science. He is now Professor of Political Science and Chair of Legal Studies at the University of Tennessee, where he teaches courses in criminal law, constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, administrative law, and law in society. Dr. Scheb has authored numerous articles in professional journals and is coauthor of several textbooks dealing with law-related aspects of political science.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Part I: Legal Foundations of Criminal Justice. 1. Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure. 2. The Roles of Government Institutions in Developing the Criminal Law. Part II: The Substantive Criminal Law. 3. Constitutional Limitations on the Prohibition of Criminal Conduct. 4. Elements of Crimes and Parties to Crimes. 5. Inchoate Offenses. 6. Offenses Against Persons. 7. Crimes Against Property. 8. Offenses Against Public Morality. 9. Alcohol and Drug Offenses. 10. White-Collar and Organized Crime. 11. Offenses Against Public Health and the Environment. 12. Offenses Against Public Order and Safety. 13. Offenses Against Justice and Public Administration. 14. Criminal Responsibility and Defenses. Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America. Glossary. Table of Cases. Index.

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